Associate School Library Media Specialist Certificate (for those with NJ Instructional Certificate)

Advisor:
Professor Ellen Pozzi
Office: 1600 Valley Rd. Rm 4082
Phone: 973-720-3784
Email: pozzie@wpunj.edu

Program Description:

This online program is designed to prepare previously certified teachers to obtain New Jersey certification as an Associate Library Media Specialist. The program requires the completion of 24 credits of specifically approved courses as listed below, one of which includes 150 hours of supervised field experience in a school library media center. The program is managed and taught by school library professionals and focuses on developing the school library media specialist as a teacher, instructional partner, informational specialist and program administrator in grades preschool through 12. Principles of knowledge, understanding and application are addressed in every course and are accessed by professional application projects, field experiences, and case studies. This certificate program is for candidates who have a NJ instructional certificate.

View Requirements and Course Descriptions: Associate School Library Media Specialist - Alternate Route, CERT

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Entry Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • A standard New Jersey instructional certificate
  • An undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Exit Requirement:

  • Successful completion of curriculum